Belize is yet to reach the herd immunity target of seventy percent. For an update on where we are on the vaccination front, we bring you an excerpt from the Minister of Health and Wellness, Kevin Bernard, where he spoke on the vaccinated population.
Kevin Bernard, Minister of Health & Wellness: “When you look at the targeted population from 12 and above, we are 68.09% or somewhat above that and so we are in a good position and regionally, in this area, Belize has been doing very well in terms of the uptake of vaccines while other countries are still struggling, you know? So I want to also thank the Belizean people for understanding, for doing their part. We talked earlier about the mask and not wearing the mask. Generally you still see people walking on the street with their masks on and I think that it is something that stayed with us, stayed with many Belizeans around Belize. You know what? I know COVID is around us. I need to continue to protect my family so I will continue to wear my mask.”